IF HUDDERSFIELD Town continue to pick up points on their travels then they can challenge at the top of the Championship.
That’s the considered opinion of former Town loanee Kevin Kilbane, who is now playing with Coventry City in League I and working as a media pundit when time allows.
The 35-year-old former Republic of Ireland legend is delighted Town are now plying their trade in the second tier of English football and reckons they can enjoy further success.
Kilbane is only sorry his last appearance in blue and white stripes was the play-off final defeat by Peterborough United at Old Trafford, when Town inched within touching distance of promotion only to be crushingly denied at the last hurdle.
But he’s kept an eye on Town’s progress and remained in touch with some of his old teammates, and he’s hoping Simon Grayson’s new-look side can build on an encouraging start to the campaign.
Kilbane was at Hillsborough on Wednesday night to see the 3-1 victory over Dave Jones’ Sheffield Wednesday and believes winning away for the first time was significant for the John Smith’s Stadium club.
“When a team gets promoted they often say that the aim is to stay in the next league up, but it doesn’t work like that,” he observed.
“If you get on a run then all of a sudden points start piling up and confidence is gained and, this season, I think Town at home are going to be a real force.
“The atmosphere at the stadium is really, really good and I think teams will find it difficult going there to play against them.
“On their travels, now they’ve got an away win under their belt, who knows what is achievable?